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Intensive Course in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

CNBS offers a 5-day intensive course in TMS three times per year.

This intensive transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) course provides a unique opportunity for hands-on learning of the basic principles, standards of use, and potential applications of TMS in clinical neurophysiology, cognitive neuroscience, neurology, and psychiatry. It is a one-week course offered three times per year. The course is conducted in small groups of up to 24 participants with formal teaching sessions and ample practical exposure. At the end of the course participants will have learned and directly experienced how to determine motor threshold, how to record motor evoked potentials, how to conduct cortical mapping, silent period, input-output curve, and paired-pulse TMS studies, and how to safely apply repetitive TMS. Participants will have also learned how to design TMS studies, write TMS protocols and interpret findings of TMS studies.

This course is limited to 24 participants per session.

Note: Applicants will be admitted in the order in which their applications are received. Once a course is full, additional applicants will be added to a wait list and given the opportunity to register for the following course. In the past, this course has reached maximum enrollment several months before its start date.

For more information or to inquire about registration, please contact Alisha Wilkinson at arwilkin@bidmc.harvard.edu


2017 Dates


  • October 23-27, 2017 (Course Full, Currently On Waitlist)

2018 Dates - Registration to Open Soon!


  • February 26 - March 2, 2018
  • June 18-22, 2018
  • October 22-26, 2018

    Cost and Accommodations

    Tuition for the 5-day TMS course is $3,750.
    **Prices are subject to change**

    Accommodations are not included; however, a discounted rate is available for a limited number of rooms at Inn at Longwood Medical.

    Cancellation Policy

    Refunds, less an administrative fee of $75, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the course. No refund will be issued should cancellation occur less than two weeks prior. “No shows”are subject to the full course fee.

    Accreditation Statement

    PHYSICIANS: The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 32.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

    Through an agreement between the American Medical Association and the European Union of Medical Specialists, physicians may convert AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to an equivalent number of European CME Credits® (ECMECs®). Information on the process of converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to ECMECs® can be found at: http://www.eaccme.eu.

    *Note: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is calculated based on submission of a preliminary agenda and may be subject to change.

    Location

    The Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - East Campus, Kirstein Building, 1st Floor, Room 158, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA. Past participants have travelled from a wide range of international and domestic locations (see map below).


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